Pauline G. Bohlen - 7/28/2014
Pauline G. Bohlen, 93, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:30 A.M. in Mt. Vernon. After graduating from Burlington High School, Pauline was a waitress and a telephone operator. During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she remembers the switchboard “lit up like a Christmas tree” with incoming and outgoing calls. In 1941, she married Dale Lynford Bohlen at the Oak Street Baptist Church in Burlington. Pauline and Dale started their family while living on farm in Iowa. In 1949 the family moved to Hazelton, Idaho to homestead land that was given to WWII Veterans. During this time, Pauline was a homemaker, helping with the duties of the farm and very active in her church. In 1956, they relocate to Mt. Vernon, Illinois where Pauline continued to raise her family, and participated in many church related activities. She was a childcare worker in the Logan Street Baptist Church Day Care Center. In her later years, she felt it was her calling to volunteer as the church greeter each and every Sunday. She was faithful to The Lord and Family and Friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 28, 2014 at Logan Street Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, with Reverend Wendell Garrison officiating. Interment will follow at Union Chapel Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Logan Street Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
She is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Dale Bohlen, of Mt. Vernon, children including twins Sherry Pauline Edwards and husband Steve of Chinook, Montana and Gary Dale Bohlen and wife Nancy of Bartonville, Illinois, and Karen Russell and husband Russ of Lubbock, Texas, Linda Mc Neil and husband John of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Lela and husband Dale Pettit of Mesa, Arizona; grandchildren: Sonya Edwards Bonar and husband Brian, Stuart Edwards and wife Cindy, Sherry Bohlen Zehr and husband Steven, Greg Bohlen, Clay Russell and wife Anita, Kimberly Russell Dutton, Cody Russell and wife Deirdre, Sarah McNeil Usery and husband Bryan, Rachel McNeil Rainer and husband Jess. Twenty-two great grandchildren also survive.
Pauline was born May 20, 1921 in Burlington, Iowa. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers.